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details

noun
plural of detail

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a separate part in a list, account, or series
  • every detail was accounted for

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2 a single piece of information
  • didn't leave out a single detail in his police report on the burglary

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3 a small military unit with a special task or function
  • the officer sent out a detail to patrol the perimeter of the compound

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4 a specific task with which a person or group is charged
  • the soldier was placed on guard detail at the border crossing

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details

verb
present tense third-person singular of detail

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1 to assign to a place or position
  • once again he was detailed to guard duty

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2 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty
  • the new assistant was detailed to accompany the boss on the business trip

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3 to specify one after another
  • detailed all of the reasons that the plan was a bad idea

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  • generalizes
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“Details.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/details. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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